An asset is the totality of things belonging to a business. It includes property and equipment in shape to provide benefits.

Assets imply the valuables belonging to your business. It encompasses business items such as computer sets, furniture, and accounts receivables owed by customers and payable to your business.

An asset is any resource with economic value that an individual, corporation, or country owns or controls in order to reap its benefits in the future. A company's assets are reported on its balance sheet, and they are bought or created in order to increase the value of the firm or to benefit its operations. Whether it is manufacturing equipment or a patent, an asset is something that will generate cash flow, reduce expenses, or improve sales in the future. 

In general, assets can be classified as short-term (or current) assets, fixed assets, financial investments, and intangible assets.